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Co-curricular Experiential Learning are not-for-credit experiences that are offered through a variety of academic and non-academic departments at the University of Guelph. Below are the categories of co-curricular experiential learning at the University of Guelph. This listing includes definitions for each category, along with related examples of current opportunities at the University of Guelph.
Certificates & Certifications
A structured program requiring the completion of set requirements and demonstration of specific competencies that promote skill development in an area of focus.
Community Engagement Programs
A program that engages students in exploring a societal issue or theme while supporting the mission of a community organization.
Conferences & Competitions
A short-term experience that allows students to showcase knowledge and skills by developing, planning, attending, or presenting an original work, at a conference, exhibition, or competition.
A program that allows students to leverage resources, space, mentorship and/or funding to engage in the early-stage development of a start-up and/or to advance ideas that address real-world needs.
Intercultural Engagement Programs
A university-sanctioned program that supports students in developing intercultural learning and competency.
Membership in an athletic team that represents the U of G in competitions with external athletes/teams. Students participate in regular training and activities related to the team and meet standards of performance.
Paid work experience outside of a campus department or unit.
Paid work experience within a campus department or unit.
A program embedded in service delivery that contributes to the campus community under the mentorship of faculty of professional staff.
Short-term activity designed to promote skill development in an area of focus.
Student Clubs & Organizations
Involvement in student-run organizations such as clubs, special status groups, service groups, affiliate groups that represent an area of interest, culture, hobbies and/or shared experience.
Student Government & Representation
A student elected or appointed to provide representation, advocacy, service, and/or programming to respective constituents.
Engagement in an unpaid opportunity that contributes to furthering the goals of a community, program, or cause.